The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) won three awards at the prestigious 12th Annual National Business Awards (NBA), considered the “Oscars of South Africa’s business.” The announcement was made at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg Wednesday, November 5.
The CDC won the Infrastructure Development and Top Performing Public Service awards, while its head of marketing and communications, Dr Ayanda Vilakazi, was named the country’s Top Executive of the Year (under forty years).
In the Infrastructure Development Award category, the CDC competed against:
- The Billion Group;
- Edwin Construction; and
- Haw Inglis Civil Engineering.
The Infrastructure Development Award is awarded to organisations with an annual turnover exceeding R35 million, and recognizes sustainable and efficient infrastructure development, which includes roads and railways, energy, water and sanitation, housing, and access to basic service delivery.
Last year, the CDC managed around 74 public infrastructure development projects such as schools and hospitals across the country with a total value of R4.7-billion.
In winning the Top Performing Public Service award category, CDC competed and won against other finalists such as the Department of Basic Education, Department of Roads Transport, Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), South African National Accreditation System (SANAS), Statistics South Africa (Government Department), Supplier Park Development, The Playhouse Company and the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board. This is the second consecutive year that CDC has won this award.
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